stdClass Object ( [ID] => 14121 [display_name] => Marelise Van Der Merwe [first_name] => Marelise [last_name] => Van Der Merwe [user_login] => Marelise Van Der Merwe [user_email] => [email protected] [linked_account] => [website] => https://mg.co.za/author/marelise-van-der-merwe [aim] => [yahooim] => [jabber] => [twitter] => https://twitter.com/marelisevdm [facebook] => [linkedin] => [description] => Marelise van der Merwe and Daily Maverick grew up together, so her past life increasingly resembles a speck in the rearview mirror. She vaguely recalls writing, editing, teaching and researching, before joining the Daily Maverick team as Production Editor. She spent a few years keeping vampire hours in order to bring you each shiny new edition (you're welcome) before venturing into the daylight to write features. She still blinks in the sunlight. [user_nicename] => marelise-van-der-merwe [type] => guest-author )